“What do I know of man’s destiny? I could tell you more about radishes.” ~ Samuel Becket

Our Farmer’s Market is in full swing! The market is open every Tuesday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm thru October. Asprocolas Acres Farm provides our Farmers Market with over 100 pounds of fresh tomatoes, 168 pounds of fresh fruit, 3 bushels of various kinds of potatoes, as well as different varieties of lettuces, peppers, cucumbers, eggplants and of course bushels of their delicious NJ sweet corn as well as farm fresh eggs!

We have had a large turnout over the last few weeks. The community is thrilled to be able to shop from the wonderful array of produce. Over 100 customers visit our market each week, including seniors who are bused over so they may shop the market.  The market does participate in the WIC/Snap program and will take WIC/Snap Checks.

Additionally, our Children’s Community Garden has just produced its first crop!  We can’t wait for the cucumbers, zucchini, peppers, peas, beans as well as herbs to be ready for harvest. Our families were excited to learn that they may come to our Community Garden and pick fresh vegetables and herbs for their families to enjoy.

As we continue to strive to increase awareness in our community of healthy eating and healthy choices, we have begun to offer healthy recipe ideas to utilize the produce in new and unique ways. Recipes such as zucchini cakes, roasted corn and salsas were a big hit!  We are also looking to have local restaurants come to the market and compete in a “Make a Farmer’s Fresh Dish Contest”.  We will ask chefs to compete making a simple, delicious dish from the fresh produce found at the market.  They will prepare the dish, share it with shoppers and give them the recipe, so they may make it for their own families . . .stay tuned!

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1Two of our Children’s Community Garden volunteers picking the first harvest of the season from our garden.  Radishes!  YUM!  We were even able to get the children to sample some!

veggiesBaskets of produce at our front desk as a reminder to members to stop by the market on their way out.

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